Aronofsky’s Next Film to be Retelling of Noah’s Ark?

Last year, Black Swan made over $300 million at the worldwide box office. This was the first major financial success that director Darren Aronofsky had seen (Best Picture and Best Director Academy Award nominations did not hurt either). So the question became what will Aronofsky do next?

It appears that we  have an answer. Collider is reporting that the acclaimed director is moving forward with his retelling of Noah’s Ark, titled simply Noah for now. He is proposing a budget of $130 million to a multitude of studios. Considering Black Swan was only made for $13 million, it appears Aronofsky is looking to do something big.

Aronofsky was previously attached to direct The Wolverine, a sequel to 2009’s critical flop X-men Origins: Wolverine. He dropped from the project a few months ago for personal reasons.

Knowing Aronofsky’s previous work, this is going to be nothing like Evan Almighty. The director has described the project as dark (anyone shocked?) saying that Noah is a “dark, complicated character”.

Anything by Aronofsky is something to be excited about. He is one of the most innovative, influential directors of our time. Hopefully a studio will pick up Noah soon so Aronofsky can get to work. As for casting, I can really picture Viggo Mortensen in the role of Noah (some weird hybrid of Aragorn from Lord of the Rings and his character from The Road). I am crossing my fingers that someone close to Aronofsky reads this and suggests it to him. More news on this as it comes.

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~ by mattsmoviethoughts on June 8, 2011.

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